Lakewood, CO


Highest Appreciating Lakewood Neighborhoods Since 2000

Lakewood, CO Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Lakewood Housing Market Information

With a population of 152,597, 63,159 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $354,707, real estate costs in Lakewood are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Colorado communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lakewood, accounting for 48.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lakewood include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 34.24%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.93%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.14%).

People in Lakewood primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Lakewood has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Lakewood built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Lakewood built between 1940-1969 ( 37.41%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 7.83%). There's also some housing in Lakewood built before 1939 ( 2.54%).

Lakewood Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Lakewood has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Lakewood real estate appreciated 44.15% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.72%, putting Lakewood in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Lakewood definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Lakewood that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Lakewood real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Lakewood appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.46%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.02% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Lakewood. Lakewood appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.55%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.59%.

Importantly, this makes Lakewood one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Colorado, our data show that Lakewood's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lakewood differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lakewood - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lakewood real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,398,000 0.5
$1,048,001 - $1,398,000 1.0
$699,001 - $1,048,000 4.5
$559,001 - $699,000 7.5
$419,001 - $559,000 18.1
$280,001 - $419,000 35.0
$140,001 - $280,000 25.5
$70,001 - $140,000 4.1
$0 - $70,000 3.8

High for CO
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
11.8656978788234 32.3144104803493

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lakewood Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
69.46% 3.11% 7 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,572 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 57.06
Renters 42.94
Vacant 3.82

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 7.8
1970 - 1999 52.2
1940 - 1969 37.4
1939 or Older 2.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 48.7
Townhomes 9.9
Small Apt. Buildings 6.1
Apt. Complexes 34.2
Mobile Homes 0.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.55
1 Bedroom 14.21
2 Bedrooms 32.83
3 Bedrooms 26.57
4 Bedrooms 17.40
5 or more bedrooms 7.45